It has probably happened to all of us treadmill runners. For some of us, it may have happened in the solitude of our home, but for others, it may have happened in a crowded gym. I'm talking about the dreaded fall from the treadmill. Whether we are going a bit too fast or just momentarily distracted, a slight misstep is all it takes to shoot you off the back of the treadmill! For me, it happened in a crowded college gym. Everything was going great until one slight step off the side of the belt sent my shooting in the concrete wall behind me. It happened in less than a tenth of a second but I swear it seemed to last for an hour. There is no better cure for ego then flying off the back of a treadmill in front of 150 twenty year old college kids.
Here are 25 treadmill fails! All funny and all reminding us to be careful on the treadmill :)
I love treadmills. I love running on treadmills, writing about treadmills, and my favorite thing to do when I go to a hotel is to look at their treadmills.